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Dolph R. Dawson, DMD, MS, MPH

Associate Professor, Program Director Graduate Periodontology

Department: Periodontics

  • Office:D444 Dental Science Bldg. 0297
    Lexington, Kentucky 40536
  • Phone:859-323-4735
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  • Email:dolph.dawson@uky.edu


  • DMD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • MS, Certificate of Periodontology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Nonsurgical and surgical treatment of gum disease
  • Treatment with LASER
  • Dental Implants
  • Nonsurgical and surgical treatment of gum disease
  • Oral Disease and Systemic Disease relationships
  • LASER therapy
  • Collaborative projects with Dr. Miller/Dr. Nikolajczyk investigating biosignatures of periodontal ds/diabetes and obesity.
  • My name is Dolph Dawson. I am an Associate Professor of Periodontics in the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. I received my dental degree and certificate of Advanced General Dentistry training from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. I then received my certificate in Periodontology and MS in Oral Biology from the University of Kentucky and later completed an MPH (Epidemiology) from University of Kentucky College of Public Health. I maintained a private periodontal practice in Lexington as well as served the periodontist for the VA before returning to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. I have served as director of the Delta Dental of Kentucky Clinical Research Center and authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. My clinical interests include both non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy including treatment with laser, dental implants and esthetic periodontal therapy.
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